Monthly Archives: July 2010

Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce

I have another delicious pasta recipe courtesy of chef Michael Di Giovine! I hope you’ll enjoy. His words and recipe are below: Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce I’m taking liberties with the title of this recipe. Although there are … Continue reading

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Pass the olive oil and cheese, please

Alex isn’t eating solid foods yet, but that introduction is only a few weeks away. I see how he stares at my pasta during dinner! So, I was reviewing the food chart our pediatrician gave us earlier this month and … Continue reading

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A good melon is hard to find

According to La Cucina Italiana magazine, a popular saying in Italy goes like this: “Nella vita di un uomo ci sono tre cose difficili da avere: un buon amico, una buona moglie e un buon melone” which translates to: “There … Continue reading

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You know it’s tourist season when…

The local café puts a chocolate design on your cappuccino. I’ve been to Café Journal throughout the year and chocolate was never a condiment. In fact, I normally don’t like chocolate as a topping on my coffee, but this time … Continue reading

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A tale of two coffee houses

Caffè Sant’Eustachio and Tazza D’Oro in Rome are famous among locals and tourists for making some of the best espresso in the city—or, in the centro storico, at least. Is it true? I’ve been to both coffee houses in the … Continue reading

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Grande festa per il piccolo pesarese

A few days ago, we returned from Rome after a whirlwind week of celebrations. Alex was baptized in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 26 and was surrounded by friends and family from across the U.S. and Italy. Our friend Fr. … Continue reading

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